Jodie Marshall

My field of speciality is the history of Africa in the Indian Ocean. I am compelled by histories of connections, mobilities, and quotidian lives. My current research examines migration between Zanzibar and Oman during the twentieth century. In my dissertation project, I use a combination of oral history interviews, archival documents, and privately held documents and materials to answer two central research questions: How did migrants’ actions create a transnational community? and how did changing laws, regimes, and economic situations over the course of the twentieth century affect migrant families?

Major Field: Africa (East)

Minor Fields: Migration, Gender

Other Areas of Interest: Indian Ocean, global/transnational history, visual history, cultural history, twentieth century history

Teaching Fields: African history, world history, gender and sexuality, Islamic world

Year in Program: 4th year

Adviser: Dr. Laura Fair

Education: B.A. University of Vermont (2011), M.A. University of Vermont (2013)

Languages: Kiswahili, French, Arabic

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